Exam #1 Review - Prof Presentations Como Agua Para Chocolate What are some elements of magical realism in the story Tita\u2019s food Tita\u2019s sister\u2019s

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Prof Presentations: Como Agua Para Chocolate: What are some elements of magical realism in the story? -- Tita’s food -- Tita’s sister’s passion catches the outhouse on fire -- Tita, in the moment, knows how to deliver a baby without knowing beforehand -- River of blood during the child birth -- Birthing fluids turn into salt What is magical realism? -- realistic fiction with elements of magic -- originated in 1920s-30s -- influenced by surrealism Who wrote “Como agua para chocolate?” -- Laura Esquivel Who are other prominent Magical Realism writers? -- Borges -- Márquez Jose Martí: What does Martí consider himself? -- a poet Why was he exiled from Cuba? -- writing a pro-independence politically motivated letter to a missionary What did he study to be? -- Lawyer How long did he live in NYC? -- 11 years How and when did he die? -- La Batalla de Dos Rios en 1895 What did he write because he knew he would die? -- Testamento literario Rio Grande & South Texas: What percentage of South Texas is Hispanic? -- 90+% What are the main food crops of the region? -- cotton -- sugar cane -- grapefruit -- corn What are “Winter Texans?” -- Other Americans that travel to Texas for warm weather in the Winter Why is Hidalgo county significant in the United States? -- Poorest county in the entire county
Tejanos in the Upper Midwest: When was the Bracero Program created? -- August 4, 1942 What was the Bracero Program? -- Agreement between US and Mexico for migrant workers to travel to the United States to work farm fields. What was Operation Wetback? -- US arrested and sent back to Mexico 1-2 million workers, not all of whom were Mexican. Some were Tejano, US citizens. When was Operation Wetback enacted? -- 1954
Student Presentations: Michelle Johnson ¿Hoy en día, los descendientes de los Californios se consideran parte de cual comunidad/identidad latinoamericana? -- chicanos ¿Que fue un resultado del Tratado de Hidalgo? -- los californios perdieron su tierra -- ocurrencia de fraude por resultado de corrupción Camilo Rojas-Balli ¿Por qué el gobierno de los Estados Unidos decidió implementar el programa ESL? -- a significant influx of cuban immigrants in the 1960s ¿Cuál fue el primer estado de los Estados Unidos que obtuvo el programa de ESL?

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